Disney announced plans for a sequel to The Avengers on May 9, 2012.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had this to say about future Marvel movies and the direction of Avengers 2:
If we do an ‘Avengers 2′ it will be after ['Iron Man 3,' 'Thor 2,' 'Captain America 2']. They have to grow, they have to change. What they’ve gone through in this movie will impact their state of mind and where they stand in their next movies. Then whatever they go through in those movies is going to affect where we meet them in the next Avengers film. But I think people will be surprised to see, as we go forward – particularly in ‘Iron Man 3′ – the notion of how singular the stories can become. ‘Iron Man 3′ is a very singular Tony Stark story. As is ‘Thor 2.
On June 27, 2012, Disney released the title card for The Avengers 2.